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Staff Scientist in Molecular Genetics (DIR 13-02)

The Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis of the Division of Intramural Research is seeking a Staff Scientist in the Mammalian Genome Group to join a state-of-the-art molecular genetics research laboratory focused on studying the genetics and epigenetics associated with environmental exposures.  The group utilizes next-gen whole-genome experimental approaches, including massively parallel genome/exon sequencing, RNA-seq, and ChIP-seq approaches, to better understand the molecular basis of complex traits.


Qualifications of the ideal candidate will include a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent with at least 5 years of experience (post doctorate) successfully conducting basic research in a cutting-edge molecular genetics laboratory with a demonstrated track record of productivity through publication in the peer-reviewed literature. Promising candidates with less experience will also be considered. The successful candidate will have good personnel management skills and be supportive of collaborative research.  Expertise with a broad range of techniques in molecular and stem cell biology would be highly desirable, including massively parallel DNA sequencing, transcriptome analysis, genomic and cDNA molecular cloning and characterization, and culturing/characterization of ES/iPS cells.  Specific knowledge and experience with the Collaborative Cross/Diversity Outcross or similar resources would be beneficial.


To apply, submit a Curriculum Vitae, brief statement of research experience and interests, and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of three references to or the below mailing address by March 15, 2013.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with level of experience.  For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Rick Woychik, Deputy Director, NIEHS ( ).


Ms. Emily Starnes (Vacancy Number DIR 13-02)
Intramural Program Specialist
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233, Maildrop A2-06
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


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